Now Casting for an ABC Family PRIME TIME SHOW!!!
We are looking for outgoing individuals, duos, trios and teams who are not professionals but LOVE to dance and have a passion for performance! YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN EXPERIENCED DANCER! If you have always dreamed of being in the spotlight and have a ton of moxy, this show is for you!!!!!
ABC Family and The Producers of The Singing Bee and Oh Sit! are searching for the most creative, energetic and hilarious contestants for a new ABC Family Comedy Show where you and your dance partners will have a 50/50 shot at winning a grand prize of $10,000!
Are you local to Southern California and already have a extremely adorable or hilarious viral video that you want to send to us? OR, have you and your friends always wanted to create an original dance routine to one of your favorite pop songs, but never have? Now is your chance!!!!
If you already have a funny, quirky or extremely adorable dance video that you’ve created, send it to us today! If you don’t have one yet, just email us at email@example.com with your photo and contact information and we’ll reach out to you right away!
Don’t waste another minute, apply today!
Dear Bill Lawrence,
Thank you for The Speech you give to the actors who have come in to read for your pilot. You tell them to let go and have fun, not to worry about being letter perfect, to improv if they want, to let ‘er rip. You tell ‘em you appreciate that they’re there, you value their commitment, and you welcome their interest in your project. You thank them for showing up. You make them feel special and free, open and supported, ready and able. You tell ‘em they can stop and start again, that you’re on their side, they can take all the time in the world, that the room is theirs. You tell ‘em to make sure to do exactly what they want you to see, and to do whatever they have to do to accomplish that.
Apparently you’ve been giving The Speech to each and every actor who has never read for you before, and even to some who have.
That’s? AMAZING, dude. And while I’m pretty sure your wife put you up to it, still. You don’t have to do it. Yet you do. Over and over again.
We? Appreciate you. A lot. Pilot Season’s a nightmare for almost everyone and you are the silver lining.
Thank you SO much.
OMG, look at this footage from Daniela Amavia’s BEAUTIFUL NOW starring Abigail Spencer and Collette Wolfe! Soooo gorgeous!!!! http://unifiedpictures.com/temp/bn/.
You can read about it here, http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oz-actress-abigail-spencer-star-425597.
Young New York comedian Josh Rabinowitz is departing NBC’s untitled Robert Padnick/Greg Daniels comedy pilot, from 3 Arts and Universal TV. Rabinowitz was the producers’ choice for the lead, though the deal was difficult to make because of Rabinowitz’s pre-existing commitment to a Comedy Central project. After he was finally signed on in first position, I hear he came to yesterday’s table read straight from New York and was a bit cold in his delivery. The producers still liked him, and NBC was contemplating giving him a little time, but he ultimately got on a plane back to New York last night. The untitled comedy revolves around four hopeful city-dwellers who step through the endless mine field of their romantic entanglements. Ellen Woglom, Eric Andre and Adhir Kalyan play the other three leads.
Moral: PREPARE! Especially if at least two of your co-leads have their shit together!!!!
Last reminder about the casting event and the discount for YOU, my beloved actors. Call 888-429-5585 and tell ‘em I referred you and now they’re offering you $70 off the full price.
Another reminder. Call the 800 number if you want a discount. No, I have no financial stake in the event. Just seems like a good way to get exposure to a lot of casting people who don’t ordinarily do workshops, like the divine Susan Vash and the genius Ronnie Yeskel.
Seriously, people. If you’re a singer, need a job and wanna audition to work at Don’t Tell Mama-LA, here are the deets!
ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR CLOSE UP?
Are you in Los Angeles to fulfill your life’s dream? Still have to pay the rent?
This will be the job audition that you’ve been praying for.
We are the only job that you will ever have in Los Angeles in which we will encourage you to pursue your dreams. We’ll cheer your success, we’ll make sure that you get to your auditions, and we’ll all support you at your Showcase for casting agents. In fact, we’ll host your showcase! All that, and all we ask is that you arrive with a great attitude, learn a few lines, and help us cover your shifts when you are auditioning. In fact, you can bring the audition to us! We’ll entertain and spoil your guests, while you “perform.”
How will we do it?
We are DON’T TELL MAMA L.A. — the upcoming West Coast branch of the beloved New York City institution (www.donttellmamanyc). We are looking for talented, performance staff members — bartenders, waiters, hosts, managers, Broadway inclined, classically trained, and the just too-damn-hot to ignore talents that are lurking in this city, waiting for a big break.
Your big break has arrived. We provide a stage, a mic, a nightly audience of industry insiders, and a paycheck. You provide an experience that our guests will talk about tomorrow and remember forever.
OPEN CALL INFORMATION:
Auditions will be held:
Wednesday, January 16th from 7 AM- 12 Noon at
DON’T TELL MAMA L.A.
8279 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
Auditioners will be seen on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS, so please ARRIVE EARLY to make sure you get seen!
Please bring 3 copies of your headshot/resume
Please bring 32 bars (aprox 2 minutes) of either a SHOW TUNE, STANDARD or CONTEMPORARY/CLASSIC POP HIT.
Piano accompaniment will be provided, but you must BRING YOUR OWN SHEET MUSIC in the key you wish to sing. NO TRANSPOSITION WILL BE POSSIBLE AT THIS AUDITION.
If you have multiple appropriate audition selections, please choose the one that best shows off your abilities, but bring your book and be prepared to sing others.
Your audition may be filmed for live morning network television, so be camera ready!
Auditions will be granted on a first come, first HEARD basis, so please arrive early.
If you park on the street, remember to keep your meters fed. There is also a public parking lot a few blocks aways on Kings Rd & Santa Monica Blvd
We will have NO food or beverages available, so plan accordingly.
Remember, we are looking for dynamic, determined, high energy men & women with wit, charm & star quality just waiting to be discovered.
Break a leg.
I was asked to speak at this event and it seems like a great way to be seen by a lot of important casting directors – most of whom are probably casting pilots — all at once. Plus, since I’m participating, my people get a discount! Hah! If you wanna do it, call 888.429.5585 and tell ‘em I referred you and they’ll give you the $45 off. I think you also get a discount if you just wanna observe.
“When watching the auditions in class this week, one thing became obviously clear to me: The person who was most likely to get the callback was the person that made me feel the most comfortable and who instilled in me the most confidence. That came from the way the person entered the room, the way they handled themselves just before the audition began, and how prepared they were for the actual audition. Trust became the number one factor for the callback. The people who were unprepared came across as unprepared and were immediately ruled out. The people who were confident and clear with their thoughts and POV didn’t even have to be perfect. As long as they were close, and when they left the room I felt safe that I could bring them in again and they wouldn’t embarrass me, I would call them back. I never before realized what a factor that played before being able to experience it first hand from the casting side!” -Anne L.
Lizza’s first Pilot Party last Friday night was a wild success. Not only did we get to see stuff that was and wasn’t picked up, but Lizza provided us with all kinds of info only an insider could have. Here are some highlights from Halley K’s fabu notes:
· NBC is going back to FAMILY shows this year
· Focus Groups = Networks test pilots to groups representing “Middle America”
· If you can even get ONE LINE on a pilot – BE HAPPY! EVERYONE in the industry has to watch all the pilots!!! You now have a red flag as someone to watch for!!
· One executive has his four and seven year old children watch shows – and if they don’t laugh, he will pass on the show!
· [Casting offices] look at who you trained with if you have no credits on your resume. Sometimes who you trained with is more important than your AGENCY!
o Lesly: DID YOU HEAR THAT? I AM MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR AGENT!
· Something done in casting: Who can we get that’s strong to surround the main characters – if the main characters are not so strong? AKA masking the weaker acting
· Tentpole Shows: airing an already popular TV show with something unknown/new in the hopes that people who watch the popular show will stick around to watch the other show.
· When you’re a costar, guest star, or have one line, know your place in a scene and in the world of the show
· With pilots, the story needs to go somewhere NOW. We can’t just seeing a show possibly going somewhere EVENTUALLY.
Next Pilot Party? July 27! Stay tuned!